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In The Hobbit what does the phrase 'I may be a burglar but I am an honest one' mean?

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Answered 2008-06-24 05:26:03

It may mean that he is a bad person, but he admits it. Bilbo Baggins says this. He is stung by some of the comments of the dwarves. I think that it means that Bilbo may be a thief, but he does not tell lies.

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